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Piers Morgan is one of the most hated media figures in Britain and is easily becoming the most hated media figure in America (seriously, why hasn't he been deported yet?)
Morgan started working in media at the age of 29 when he was appointed as editor of real life Voldemort Rupert Murdoch's News of the World becoming the youngest ever to do so. He slowly worked his way up through the U.K's slimy tabloid scene and even for (some reason) became the judge of Britain's Got Talent.
Although Morgan somehow keeps getting hired to work as a media figure his shtick seems to be not only offending everyone but overstepping every line. Here's a list of all the times Piers needed to take a seat (or several):
That Nicki Minaj Column
Morgan currently works as the US editor of the ever professional Daily Mail. When Nicki Minaj recently dropped some VMA truth, stating that racism played a factor in her lack of nominations Morgan of course had to chime in, stating Nicki played the "race card". Of course, Morgan, being ever the journalis,t cited Nicki getting fired from Red Lobster before she was a rapper as "proof" that she has a behavioral pattern of disrespect.
The John Cleese Twitter Beef
In what might be the most bizarre geriatric Twitter beef ever, Piers Morgan and Monty Python legend John Cleese duke it out in 140 charachters. The beef started when Morgan wrote an article where he talked about sitting in a restaurant in New York where he locked eyes with John Cleese. He said they locked eyes and then he avoided Cleese because Cleese didn't recognize him. Cleese shot back with a tweet that was favorited thousands of times, spawning maybe the lamest exchange in old man Twitter history.
— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) June 5, 2015
Piers of course, tried fighting back, but had his ass handed to him by one of the funniest men in British history.
The Phone Hacking Scandal
Piers Morgan isn't just really dense or even really tone deaf—he is straight up kind of evil. Morgan proved he had no credibility when he shamelessly participated in hacking private voicemails to get scoops and exclusives on famous people. Though tabloids aren't really known to be the most ethical publications, hacking is a step too far, especially if someone is in a time of distress. Morgan has of course denied claims of his participation, but there has been lots of evidence that his juiciest stories came from hacking the phones of celebs like Paul McCartney and Hugh Grant.
The John Legend Debate
Perhaps the worst thing about Piers Morgan is how often he seems to insert himself into discussions he's unqualified to participate in. In November 2014, Morgan wrote another racist opinion piece on how if black people wanted to stop racism...maybe they should stop using the N-word, which is kind of blaming black people for how they are treated. What's most offensive perhaps is that Morgan truly believes black people are too stupid to understand how racism works:
"Far from receding in society, it's spreading; out of the once clearly defined confines of private usage in the black community, into the public hallways of every school in America.
This has to be wrong, doesn't it?
Better, surely, to have it expunged completely. Eradicated, obliterated, tied to a literary post and whipped into such brutal submission that it never rears its vicious head again."
John Legend responded in the best way possible by tweeting:
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 11, 2014
The list of times Morgan has needed to take a seat is maybe endless. But, every time you think one last scandal will kill his career—he seems to still have a platform. Maybe it's his unique distinction of being simultaneously hated by the left and the right is exactly why he still exists. Hating him is almost too much fun.